I didn't remember to take any photos on Friday, but let me just tell you, it was a good time. We had a last minute overnight courtesy of Eric's parents. We spent the evening with friends, eating at a sushi buffet (can anyone say yum!), drinking delicious coffee and playing games.
Saturday morning, Eric and I went to breakfast, where, as you may have previously read that I inadvertently confirmed my gluten sensitivity. After breakfast, we walked to a couple of thrift stores, and worked on some projects before picking up the boys. Having a Saturday morning/afternoon to ourselves was awesome! After getting the kiddos, we spent a quiet evening together. What a great day. And to top it all off, the weather was beautiful. Bonus!
Tank: H & M
On Sundays we usually visit one of our parents, but because the holiday was on Monday, we spent it as a family. Well, more like we spent it without either of our parents. We grabbed brunch with Eric's brother, his girlfriend and a bunch of our friends, who we ended up going to the beach with and then watched a movie with after it got dark. It was the boys' first beach experience, but we weren't in a position to bring a camera, so we will have to make a special trip for the boys' first beach experience captured in photos :)
Shirtdress: J Crew
Then, there was the holiday. Long holiday weekends always throw me off a bit, but not as much as they used to when I was working. Although, it was a little odd having Eric home on a day he's usually at work. We started out our day at home, visited Eric's grandparents and swam, visited my parents, stopped by a friend's BBQ, and walked downtown to watch fireworks. It was a very busy day, but the boys were such troopers and had a blast every place we went.
Cream Tank: Forever 21
Under Tank: Target
Shorts: J Crew
Sandals: Charlotte Russe
Where our story takes a turn for the worse is when we got home after fireworks. At 1:30am I got sick, and subsequently spent the rest of the night in the bathroom. Yes, I even slept on the bathroom floor. Gross. Tuesday morning Eric was more than helpful, staying home until noon so I could rest, and then handed off the boys to his mom, who watched them the rest of the afternoon until their nap. If I wasn't able to relax all day, I truly think that I would have stayed pretty sick. Thank goodness for awesome husbands, and mother-in-laws, and moms (who offer to come over and help too)!
So, all in all it was definitely an eventful holiday weekend for us. I don't think I have ever spent Fourth of July at home, or doing nothing. It's usually a pretty busy day. Are you pretty busy over the holiday or is the Fourth of July a day for you to relax?